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AboutNukoa Family Dentistry

Nukoa Family Dentistry is a Duluth based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Hernandez and our team invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 770-371-5895 and experience why our patients think Nukoa Family Dentistry is the best dentist in Duluth.

Dr. Hernandez

Dr. Hernandez

Juan Carlos Hernandez, DDS, is a board-certified doctor of dental surgery who was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. In 1996, he received a dentistry degree from Javeriana University in Bogotá.

After practicing dentistry for over seven years in Colombia, Dr. Hernandez moved to New York City in 2003. At New York University, Dr. Hernandez trained in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics in the international program, then continued with the advanced dentistry program, earning his D.D.S. in 2007.

In 2010, he moved to Atlanta, where he opened Nukoa Family Dentistry. He later partnered with Dr. Claudia Urrego-Torres and opened a second practice. To this day, from their two locations in Cumming and Duluth, Georgia, the like-minded dentists offer both general and cosmetic dental treatments to patients young and old.

Dr. Hernandez is a member of the American Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He is also a captain in the United States Army, previously based out of Fort Stewart, Georgia. He is fluent in both Spanish and English and welcomes new patients. Call or book an appointment online.

Dr. Urrego-Torres

Dr. Urrego-Torres

Dr. Claudia Urrego-Torres is a caring and compassionate dentist committed to helping her patients achieve an excellent oral health and a beautiful smile by consistently providing high quality, immeasurable care for her patients.

With twenty plus years of experience as a dentist, she understands that for many patients, visiting the dentist may be cause for fear or anxiety. Therefore, she uses her skills and gentle chair side manner to put her patients at ease during dental treatment and provides them with a pain-free experience.

Originally from Bogota, Colombia, Dr. Urrego-Torres received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1995 from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. After practicing several years in Colombia, she moved to the United States and completed her American dental training receiving her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Urrego-Torres believes in the benefits of continuous learning and is committed to taking continuing education courses in all aspects of Dentistry with a special focus on Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry.

In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family and volunteering at her local church.

She is currently welcoming new patients. Call or book an appointment online.

Sandra Michael

Lead Dental Assistant - Duluth

Sandra Michael is a compassionate and dedicated assistant. She is here to make your visits to our office a smooth and worry-free experience. Sandra enjoys assisting patients in achieving the smile of their dreams. She works closely with our Orthodontics patients to make their monthly visits to change wires and elastics a quick and painless experience. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her firefighter husband and dog Luke, whom she affectionately calls Lukey. She also enjoys reading and gardening.

Clara I. Matos

Practice Manager - Duluth

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Ligita Lizuniene

Lead Registered Dental Hygienist - Duluth

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